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  • Learning in Adulthoodby Sharan B. Merriam; Rosemary S. Caffarella; Lisa M. Baumgartner

    Wiley 2012; US$ 67.00 US$ 58.07

    In this updated landmark book, the authors have gathered the seminal work and most current thinking on adult learning into one volume. Learning in Adulthood addresses a wide range of topics including: Who are adult learners? How do adults learn? Why are adults involved in learning activities? How does the social context shape the learning that adults... more...

  • School Experiences of Gay and Lesbian Youthby Mary B Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    School Experiences of Gay and Lesbian Youth: The Invisible Minority shows teachers, youth advocates, administrators, and academic researchers how to embrace the needs of sexual minority students. Through research and case studies, this book explains the ways in which schools are failing the vulnerable population of gay, lesbian, and bisexual youths.... more...

  • The Adult Learnerby Malcolm S. Knowles; Elwood F. Holton III; Richard A. Swanson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 76.95

    How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles?s pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s. The resulting principles of a self-directed,... more...

  • Learning Outside The Linesby Jonathan Mooney; David Cole; Edward M. Hallowell

    Touchstone 2014; US$ 16.99

    Learning with YOUR purpose in mind -- not your parents', not your teacher's, not your school's Every day, your school, your teachers, and even your peers draw lines to measure and standardize intelligence. They decide what criteria make one person smart and another person stupid. They decide who will succeed and who will just get by. Perhaps... more...

  • School Troubleby Deborah Youdell

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    What is the trouble with schools and why should we want to make ?school trouble?? Schooling is implicated in the making of educational and social exclusions and inequalities as well as the making of particular sorts of students and teachers. For this reason schools are important sites of counter- or radical- politics. In this book, Deborah Youdell... more...

  • Fabricating Quality in Educationby Jenny Ozga; Peter Dahler-Larsen; Christina Segerholm; Hannu Simola

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    How is European Education Governed? Data is now the lifeblood of education governance. At the international level, organisations like the OECD steer education systems through their programmes of assessment and the European Commission?s project of creating the most successful knowledge economy in the world is driven by data collection, analysis and... more...

  • The State And The Schoolby John Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 65.95

    There was once agreement that education was too important to be left to politicians; now the view is that education is too important to be left to teachers. Whereas the curriculum and syllabus were previously the concern of the professionals, the government now distrusts these professionals. This has resulted in the Secretary for State assuming massive... more...

  • Education for a Changeby Titus Alexander; John Potter

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    This challenging, hard-hitting book is about making schooling relevant to modern society. It starts from the premise that our present education system is ill equipped to serve students and society in the twenty-first century. In a series of positive yet powerful and provocative chapters, the authors look at critical issues shaping schools today, with... more...

  • South Eastern Europeby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 112.00

    The aim of the Stability Pact is to strengthen countries in South Eastern Europe in their efforts to foster peace, democracy, human rights, social development, economic prosperity and a favourable environment for sustainable security, in order to achieve stability in the region. more...

  • Policy as Practiceby Margaret Sutton

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2001; US$ 132.00

    This volume brings together scholars working on ethnographic policy studies to debate and provisionally chart the methodological and theoretical parameters of such a project. It is divided into three sections on theory, methods, and experiences, and features field experiences and case studies. more...